Postdoctoral fellowships at the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice (VITRI)

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The Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice invites now applications for 2018 VITRI Fellow Program

The Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice (VITRI) represents a hub for the study of collective violence, reconciliation, and transitional justice at the Charles University in Prague. VITRI aims to inspire collaboration within divergent disciplines and encourage emerging academics and advanced doctoral students to tackle herein investigated questions from medical and historical to political and legal perspectives.

The VITRI focuses on four major areas of research:

  • Violence from a Historical Perspective
  • Transitional Justice
  • Violence and Trauma from a Mental Health Perspective
  • Security Community

The VITRI now invites postdoctoral researchers to apply for one-month fellowships. Altogether two fellowships are available. The fellowship amounts to € 1.500, and preference (in 2018) is given to those working on security communities and/or historical perspectives on violence.

Fellows are expected to work on their individual research project relevant to the VITRI profile. Further, they need to take active part in the VITRI workshop (scheduled for November 22-23, 2018) and acknowledge the support of VITRI and Charles University in all resulting publications.

Only applicants who have received their PhD no longer than five years prior to application deadline or those who have submitted their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply. The VITRI will provide assistance in finding appropriate accommodation in Prague. Furthermore, VITRI provides access to special library holdings at the Charles University as well as to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive accessible via the Malach Center for Visual History, which contains more than 54.000 video-recorded interviews in over 30 languages.

Please submit your application via email ( by April 30, 2018.

The application must include the following documents in English:

  • 1-page research proposal within the VITRI thematic range;
  • resume (incl. two references and a list of selected publications; max 3 pages)

For further information please contact the VITRI fellowship coordinator: Ass. Prof. Kateřina Králová (